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Happy Birthday To You!
Happy Birthday To You!
Happy Birthday Dear CFT Inc.
Happy Birthday To You!
That’s right, it’s CFT’s birthday! A year ago, a few of Coups For Troops volunteers decided it was time to take this hobby organization to the next step. CFT Inc was formed and we obtained 501(c)3 status as a US Federally recognized non-profit charity. So now we get to celebrate our first anniversary as a non-profit charity! This gives us the advantage of being a tax-deductible charity providing coupons to our military family, as well as the only one that send the coupons directly to the families of our military.
What a wonderful year it has been! Coups For Troops continues to match military families with US donors to send unwanted and expired coupons directly to their homes overseas on military bases. In the past year, CFT has added over 1,000 new military families to receive coupons and over 2,000 new donors! This is building on the 4 years prior and over countless other families who have been in our program.
As many of you know, Coups For Troops has always been a self funded volunteer operation, which our donors funding all of the postage to get over a ton of coupons shipped overseas each year. This is done completely free of charge to our military families. Our volunteers have done this out of the kindness of their hearts and believe in our mission of supporting those who protect us.
Going forward for the next year and beyond, we would like expand our program to reach out to every family stationed overseas which would like to receive coupons. We would like to help some of our volunteers to be able to fund additional packages of coupons overseas. We would like to expand to provide other services to our military families stationed overseas, as they express their needs. We are excited to be able to grow CFT and we can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for us!
If you would like to hear more about our volunteer opportunities or how you or your company could partner with us to help with postage, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CFT Database is down for unscheduled routine maintenance, because we have gotten so big that we maxed out our DB size! What a wonderful problem to have! Due to this, if you are waiting for a match either as a Direct Mail or Satellite, we are unable to do so right now. Our IT Guy, Steve, says we should be back up shortly. Until then, cut those coupons and we will answer all inquires as soon as possible.
If you do a search for Coups For Troops in Google right now, you will see this message under our name: “This site may be hacked.” We have had multiple IT professionals check out the site, and we are confident that we have not been hacked. We are in communication with Google to get this warning removed.
Thank you to the wonderful supporters and donors who alerted us to this, and please be assured that no information is stored in our website other than the satellite addresses that appears in the Interactive maps, with their permission. Our military family addresses are secure, even if we should be hacked.
If you have any questions or if you should see something funky with our website, PLEASE message us via Facebook or directly to info@CoupsForTroops.Com. Thank you! ~Lisa/Director
As Director of this awesome organization, there are days when the volume of emails gets overwhelming. But then you get an email like this (shared with permission)
From Gigi A.
I am getting too many coupons…which is a GREAT THING! I just don’t have the extra time to keep up with it like I did when we arrived in Korea. I started a job and travel a lot. Thank you so much for your concern.
This is why I do this job, because we have awesome Donors who sends so many coupons that our Military Families have to cut back on donors. I <3 our Donors!
~Lisa / Director
We love our volunteers and we have the best Donors ever! This group that we are spotlighting is from the Tarrington Court Apartments in Houston, TX. We have children, Seniors, church groups, and so many volunteers. We love you all!
If you would like to have your group be one of our Donor’s Spotlights, send me an email!
Today, several months of research, and time consuming worry and filling out paperwork paid off! Today, CFT Inc. (tradename Coups For Troops) received our 501c3 status!!!!
We love getting information from our Donors! The Sandy Creek Baptist Church Children’s Ministry is our special Donor this time. Here’s the note we received from their coordinator: “Our children’s ministry group range from 2 years old to 5th grade. They enjoyed cutting coupons. They couldn’t believe we were sending them all the way to Japan!!!” So precious! Love to see children helping others, especially our military families!
*Photos published with parent permission*